A specialist qualification for the aviation industry, this exciting course equips you with the skills you need to become employed with a charter or airline company. As well as becoming an expert in complex technical flight operations, you will learn to select appropriate equipment, participate as part of a team, solve problems and develop strategic initiatives. This qualification is delivered at Aero Dynamic Flight Academy (RTO 31217) who specialise in the training of recreational, commercial and airline pilots for the domestic and international markets.
Please note: Due to recent changes to national training requirments, this course has been superseded by AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating).
You’ll Learn To
The command instrument rating allows you to fly in most weather conditions. The training involves flying by reference solely to instruments to fly both en-route and safely conduct a various approach types without external visual references. An essential rating for airline employment or charter operations. You will also learn to:
- Plan a flight under Instrument Flight Rules
- Navigate aircraft using only flight instruments
- Operate and manage aircraft systems
- Conduct full and limited instrument panel manoeuvres
- Perform instrument arrivals and departures
- Perform a visual circling approach, non-directional beacon (NDB) instrument approach, VHF omnidirectional radio range (VOR) instrument approach
The following is included in the course (and in partnership with Australis College if required this course can be covered under VET FEE-HELP scheme, eligibility criteria applies).
- Flight training (Dual, Solo & Simulator)
- Flight hours: CPL holders will receive a minimum of 30 hours flight and 20 hours simulator. Those holding a PPL, holding 40 hours practical flying experience will receive a minimum 110 hours flight and 5 hours simulator as they move to CPL. As a CPL holder they study a further 30 hours lane flight and 20 hours simulator.
- Aircraft type endorsements on Cessna 172, Cessna 310, Piper Arrow, Piper Challenger and TB10.
- Aircraft hire & Fuel (For Diploma Study)
- Pre flight briefings
- Post flight de-briefings
- Theory courses
- Access to a headset
- Access to the IREX Textbook information*
- Access to Maps and Charts*
*Students may purchase these resources for their own use at their own cost.
This qualification reflects the ability to become employed with a charter or commercial airline company utilising skills of multi-engine and instrument rating. Other career options also include, but not limited to:
- Flight instructor
- Aero Medical Pilot (Care flight, Royal Flying Doctors)
- Military Pilot (Airforce, Army, Navy)
- Agricultural Pilot
- Search and Rescue
Training is conducted at:
- Aero Dynamic Flight Academy Sunshine Coast, 4 Friendship Ave, Sunshine Coast Airport, Marcoola 4564.
This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).
Duration & Cost
We allow approximately 42 weeks for PPL holders and 15 weeks for CPL holders to complete the course, although you may be able to complete faster than that depending on how much time you commit to your studies and you fulfill the requirements of this course. Final training schedules for this course are currently being confirmed.
There are two options for payment:
- VET FEE-HELP (eligibility requirements apply)
- Payment Plans
- Entry Requirements
Three training options are available:
- *Single Engine Instrument Rating (for PPL $77,500 / CPL $30,900),
- *Integrated Single Engine and Multi Engine Instrument Rating (for PPL $88,700 / CPL $42,100),
- *Single Engine Instrument Rating with the AVIY5023 Multi-Engine Unit of Competency as an additional elective (for PPL $96,600 / CPL $46,000)
Whilst there are no prerequisites according to the Training Packaging Rules, the Civil Aviation and Security Association (CASA) state that learners should be able pass the aviation English proficiency at level 6, in addition they suggest they have a reasonable grasp of mathematics. Therefore there is no evidence required as part of the enrolment process, but these points are discussed with the potential student to ensure their awareness of these skills in order to achieve a CASA licence outcome in addition to completing the Diploma course.
Students of this course must have:
a Current class 1 (as applicable to PPL and CPL) Aviation Medical*
And either a:
CASA issued Private Pilots Licence (PPL) to undertake the approximately 42 week course.
CASA issued Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL) are eligible to undertake the approximately 15 week course.
AVI40108 – Certificate IV in Aviation (Commercial Pilot Aeroplane Licence) are eligible to undertake the 15 week course.
Students of this course must have either a:
- CASA issued Private Pilots Licence (PPL) to undertake the 42 week course.
- CASA issued Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL) are eligible to undertake the 15 week course.
- AVI40108 – Certificate IV in Aviation (Commercial Pilot Aeroplane Licence) are eligible to undertake the 15 week course.
In addition to participate in the course students will also require:
- English to general grade 12 standard and a reasonable grasp of maths
- Current class 1 or 2 (as applicable to PPL and CPL) Aviation Medical*
- ASIC Security Clearance*
- A good watch with a clear face and a sweeping second hand*
* Students are required to provide these at their own expense prior to course enrollment.
** These items will be purchased by the student when advised by the trainer throughout the course.